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About Highlawn Pavilion

Highlawn Pavilion is a turn-of-the-century Florentine-style pavilion that has been beautifully restored to European grandeur with breathtaking views of Manhattan. Serving American Fare with European Flair. New York Times rated “Excellent”, Start Ledger “4-Stars”. Dress code, elegant casual - jackets preferred but not required. A more formal main dining room. Slightly more relaxed, refined attire accepted in the bar, piano room, and patio. Please no sneakers, t-shirts, or flip flops. Al fresco dinning available on our cliff-side patio with views of the NYC skyline. We can not accept web-reservations in the bar or piano room area; if you wish to make a request for this room, please call us, thank you.

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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Continental, French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Prospect Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 731-3463

Website:
http://www.highlawn.com/

Entertainment:
Live musical entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays 7:00pm - 10:00pm.
(Jazz trios on Friday evenings and a pianist on Saturday evenings)

Parking Details:
Valet parking available.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Highlawn Pavilion Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.2

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Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (59)
Special Occasion (52)
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Good for Anniversaries (50)
Good for a Date (38)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Worth the Drive (29)
Notable Wine List (27)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Business Meals (14)
Great for Lunch (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Live Music (9)
Seasonal (9)
Fun (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Healthy (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Cozy (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Authentic (6)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Waterfront (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Casual (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent Restaurant! A great choice for a special night out! And a good reason to get dressed up! Excellent food, excellent service, excellent view!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary the night we dined at the Highlawn Pavilion. We gad great seating by a window with an outstanding view of NYC. The waitress was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive to our needs. The food was well prepared and delicious. Highly recommend this high-end restaurant.
Also, the decor was lovely and the gigantic Christmas Tree was fabulous. Well Done!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent service. Food is right on. Bar area is good to hang in.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Always a great experience at Highlawn Pavilion. Strongly suggest going there to enjoy a meal or drinks for special occasions or even for a romantic dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great experience as usual. Highly recommended and best option in Essex County

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great wine, fantastic food, beautiful view...great place to celebrate a special occasion. I had the filet mignon and it was so tender and delicious. The sides and portions were perfect too. I have no complaints.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Food was fabulous! Best I've had there. Love the view and the location. Fun restaurant to get dressed up and go out and have a nice dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great food and ambiance....a clear night with NYC on full display....and our waiter Owen was super.

Tags: Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent food and service, beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline, romantic - great place for special occasions.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

We enjoyed a great family occasion with good food, great service, and super views.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything we ate was fantastic! The seafood tasting platter could have had more lobster and snow crab instead of 1 piece of each, but the taste was exceptional. Cocktails and wine will really bring your bill up, and I think the food was fairly priced for its fine dining quality. We had the Filet Mignon and the Pisachio encrusted halibut, both were magnificent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Live Music
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Wonderful romantic venue with excellent service and cuisine. I selected it to celebrate
my wife's birthday and she thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Healthy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We had a wonderful lunch in late October this year. Wonderful food and scenery. Dessert is out of this world! Will recommend to all our friends.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Highlawn never disappoints and this night was especially splendid because of certain menu items I had I never seen before, Italian items. Service was especially splendid and the sommelier extremely helpful.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great experience and service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Another wonderful evening in the "bar" sitting at out favorite table;listening to the jazz trio--this night we ordered from the bar menu- the sliced skirt steak was perfectly cooked and delicious pair so nicely with great onion rings- the ice cream sundae was huge and delectable as was the cheese plate-- only misstep was the spring rolls-we love this place on friday nights

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

My wife and I were married here 8 years ago and make it back for anniversaries. It hasn't lost a step. Beautiful views of the city and amazing food.

Tags: Scenic View, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Superb menu with a good selection that changes with the season. Our waiter T Connelly was absolutely wonderful helping my wine loving ladyfriend with her selection, explained the specials accurately and provide extra whipped cream for her Irish Coffee. We had a table with a window and a view of the New York skyline. We could not have asked for more. It is one of the few dining experiences that exceeded our expectations!!!!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Highlawn Pavilion rarely disappoints- the menus changes so there is always the element of adventure, though their are a few standbys such as filet mignon.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Always feels like a special night out at The Highlawn Pavilion. Fabulous view, fun bar scene and excellent food.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

My wife and I were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. The food and wine were both fantastic! My wife enjoyed a delicious short rib, while I had a fantastic grilled veal chop! We complimented our dinner with an excellent Italian wine. The evening was tremendous! Thank you Highlawn Pavilion for a wonderful evening!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food was good and the views, stunning. Service was below expectations.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great views matched by professional service and excellent food. While the decor and the menu are a little dated, it's easy to overlook because they do it so well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Went here for our anniversary. Sat in the bar area before our reservation and a pianist was playing. The dining room was a lot louder than I expected it to be. Nothing wrong with that, but sometimes was hard to hear your own conversation. All men here had a jacket on, this is a place you go to dress up. Food was excellent, so was service. Nice view of NYC.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Our dining experience was wonderful as always! The atmosphere is great along with the food and the service, what a great dining spot!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

very disappointed in the overall experience. Portions were small and very overpriced. you are basically paying for a view with adequate food. The dining room is dated and needs a major overhaul. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for more than a view....

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Everything about our experience was SPECTACULAR! The food!!!! The VIEW!!!! The service!!!!! The wine!!!!! Thank you! I am sorry we had not discovered it sooner! We will be back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I had an amazing time. The staff are welcoming and very polite. The food was great especially the desert. I will definitely come back & recommend to all my friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent Food & Drink, Great views, attentive & Friendly service, Comfortable chairs. Pricey but it should be.

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

My wife and I went to the High Lawn for dinner for our 48th anniversary. It could not have been better. We arrived a little early for our reservation, but our table was ready and waiting. We first had cocktails which were perfectly prepared. We both had the French Onion Soup. Excellent. The soup was hot, had plenty of cheese and was delicious. We followed with the lobster risotto which we shared. Absolutely delicious. For our entrees I had the grilled filet mignon, medium rare. It was "like butter". My wife had the short ribs, She normally does not order beef out. She decided to try something new. She raved about her entire meal. We erred slightly by ordering dessert. The problem was they were too good. And too large. We were full from dinner and could not finish the desserts which were also delicious. Our server acknowledged our anniversary. In conclusion, we could not have been more satisfied. The food was excellent as was the service. It was not an inexpensive meal, but, in our view, worth it. We will certainly be going to the High Lawn again. And again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Excellent food.

Amazing view.

We keep coming back and recommend the Highlawn Pavillion to our friends.

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Everyone was satisfied with their selections and quality of food served, ambiance and service, however, our little 6 year- old had very few gluten free options. She has celiac disease and we realized it might be too much to ask for gluten free options and so we bought some sweet potato fries etc.- just to be on the safe side. Waiter was very gracious and understanding . Just wanted to make note about growing numbers of people who require "gluten free" options. There was one gluten-free dessert option and she almost ate the entire, very generous portion. Thanks so much for a most enjoyable evening!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

I wanted to share my fiance's milestone birthday at a special venue and Highlawn Pavillion was the perfect place. From the moment we entered the beautifully appointed foyer, we felt welcomed and were ushered to a table by the window, just as I requested on the reservation. The view of the NYC skyline was spectacular as the sun's orange hues reflected off of the glass of the buildings as it was setting. What added to the ambiance was the pleasant waitstaff who were all very attentive, cordial and patient. We never felt rushed. The menu selection offered something for everyone making it difficult to select which meal to order. We enjoyed the burratta mozzarella accompanied by delicious freshly harvested tomatoes grown in their personal gardens. The Salmon was the best we've ever eaten, tender, along with the delicate sauce which made it a delectable choice. The tagliatelle was also amazing with a sauce that was not overpowering. It is one of the most delightful meals we have ever eaten. Thank you Highlawn for the perfect birthday memory!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Very nice place, classy ! Great food, great service , interesting view of NYC

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Perfect upscale experience. Redefines fine dining. The food, service, wine selection and unparalleled overview of NYC combine to make this a unique experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

be sure to go when the weather is good. The top notch food is matched by the view when the weather is right!

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

The absolute best. We loved our server. He was on top of everything and made my fiancé birthday really special.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Business Meals, Cozy, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I love the Highlawn Pavillion, having had our rehearsal dinner there 29 years ago. The food was delicious, Thomas was an awesome server, and he made our special occasion even better.
There were a few points on the downside however: no flowers or other centerpiece, so the table looked bare which at this price point is disappointing and I asked for a quiet table, but they put us right next to the kitchen. I also dislike that there are no tables for parties greater than 4 at the window.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Beautiful scenic view and good food with interesting options. It's not a big menu so if you have picky diners, they should check the menu first to be sure they'd like what's on it. Food was delicious and service very accommodating. Only negative is that at the time we left, we could hear super loud music coming from upstairs that was a bit intrusive that might have been from a wedding. (They have events here, also.) We were seated near the entryway which might be why we were able to hear it. But otherwise, enjoyable dinner.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Began at the bar for a cocktail. Great drinks and very comfortable. Our dinners were delicious and had a beautiful night to watch the NYC skyline

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